Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, MSBuild, a build tool for .NET Core CLI!

Microsoft announced the first “alpha” release of the new MSBuild-based .NET Core tools. .NET Core SDK which can be downloaded from the Red Hat Developer Program site consists of .NET Core Runtime and .NET Core command line tools (.NET Core CLI). (Reminder – you must have a Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription first.  If you don’t, you can go here for a no-cost subscription.) The MSBuild tool is included in .NET Core 1.0 preview 3 (not in the latest release .NET Core 1.1). The version number is something complicated because .NET CLI is not GA but still under preview. The MSBuild tool can be used with both .NET Core 1.0 and .NET Core 1.1 runtimes. RHEL is not listed in the .NET Core SDK 1.0 Preview 3 download list. But you can try MSBuild with the .NET Core CLI daily build.

NOTE: Red Hat has just released .NET Core 1.1. However, .NET Core 1.1 doesn’t include the MSBuild tool, you can try MSBuild following this blog.

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Getting Started with Microsoft SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Microsoft announced SQL Server on Linux public preview, so now you can try SQL Server on your Red Hat Enterprise Linux server. I’ll describe how to start SQL Server on RHEL.

Install and connect with CLI on RHEL

Microsoft publishes a step-by-step document how to Install SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It’s only 7 steps to install and run.

# systemctl status mssql-server
● mssql-server.service - Microsoft(R) SQL Server(R) Database Engine
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/mssql-server.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Wed 2016-11-16 20:59:33 EST; 1 weeks 1 days ago
 Main PID: 77982 (sqlservr)
   Memory: 753.6M
   CGroup: /system.slice/mssql-server.service
           ├─77982 /opt/mssql/bin/sqlservr
           └─77997 /opt/mssql/bin/sqlservr

Now you can connect to SQL Server on RHEL. At first, let’s connect with sqlcmd. You should have to install SQL Server tools even if you run sqlcmd on the same host as you installed mssql-server package with following the document. First connect to local SQL Server instance.

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Working with OpenShift secrets for ASP.NET Core

If you want to use secret configuration which you don’t want to store the code repository during developing ASP.NET Core app, what will you do? ASP.NET Core provides Secret Manager tool. Then how about developing on OpenShift? I’d like to talk about Secret Manager tool and working OpenShift secrets for ASP.NET Core in this blog.

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P/Invoke in .NET Core on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

P/Invoke(Platform Invocation Service) is one of the features of CLI (Common Language Interface) on .NET Framework. P/Invoke enables managed code to call a native function in DLL (Dynamic Link Library). It’s a powerful tool for .NET Framework to execute existing C-style functions easily. .NET Core also has a P/Invoke feature and it means we can call a native function in .so file (Linux) and . file (Max OSX). I will show you the short example P/Invoke in .NET Core on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Here is the simple P/Invoke sample using read function in libc. It is the same way as .NET Framework on Windows to import native function.

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It’s a wrap! dotnetConf 2016 Japan

If you are not already familiar with it, dotnetConf 2016 was an online event about .NET, and it was announced at this event that .NET Core RTM would be released at 6/27, at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco.

There are several .NET meetups called dotnetConf.local, of which dotnetConf 2016 Japan is one such event. I had the pleasure of giving a session about .NET Core on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This event was held with the cooperation of Japan C# User Group (JCUG), Japan Xamarin User Group(JXUG), Microsoft MVPs and many .NET developers. Ιt was raining at that day, but lots of .NET developers came to watch the live streaming take place — live.

 

The recorded session is available on youtube, but the almost session is Japanese. If you happen to speak Japanese, then watch away! But if you are looking for english sessions, you’ll find one at (2:52:00~3:38:00) in the recording below.

Here are the sessions that were given and recorded, and some comments about each one. All the session speakers are pioneers for .NET Core, and they absolutely love .NET. I’m thankful to be a part of this group, and to have been offered the chance to speak. Stay tuned to the Red Hat Developers blog, as I’m going to follow up with materials from my sessions, and write more articles in this blog that cover various topics about .NET technologies

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